Images courtesy Chris Cooper, a.k.a. COOP
L.A.-based artist Chris Cooper, a.k.a.COOP, has done hundreds of posters for bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, and the Sex Pistols. He’s known best for his rockabilly style – his work is dominated by cigar-smoking devils, hot rod cars, and voluptuous vixens.
Two years ago, he was in a car accident that left him with a broken leg and unable to paint for a while. So he started taking photographs and posting them on his Flickr account. (Note: There is some adult material there.)
Eventually, he was able to start painting again, but he kept taking and posting photos online, including pictures of his paintings. He would post pictures as they evolved, blogging his work, and getting lots of feedback from fans along the way.
Several of those paintings will be on display through June 20th at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City.